Help to save
St. Nicholas Church
A plea for support - The
future of the church and building depends on your support.
At an open meeting on the 5th
December, around fifty people crammed into the church – at
least, into the parts not still shrouded in tarpaulins,
shielding the area from which lead has been stolen!
Canon Simon Weeden, Rector of the Whitton Team, outlined the
current situation with the building. The replacement of the
lead will mostly be covered by insurance; however, the cracks
in the East wall are widening to the point of urgency because
of potential danger, there are problems with the vestry and
the South wall, and other areas of the roof and the interior
will need attention soon.
Initial estimates are that simply making the building
watertight and sound will cost between £100,000 and £200,000!
here to see the full report from this initial Open
More information and details will be
posted on this page as they become available, but keep an eye
on the Whitton Team website
You can join the "100 Club" and
help raise money for the church.
Use the link below and print a copy of the form, or ask any
church warden for a copy (or any other church member you
know). There will be a draw each month with a first prize of
up to £100 (20% of monthly income), second prize up to £50
(10% of monthly income) and third prize up to £25 (5% monthly
income). This is a chance to have a win whilst helping keep
our beautiful 11th century church up and running.
Funds for the repairs to Vestry roof (other than the
replacement of the stolen Lead!) and stonework repairs to the
stone fabric of the building. - Please click here to see full
details and a copy of the signing up form.
We have a Facebook page, search
for us at St Nicholas Church Baydon at the link below. Please
let Kate (Katebuckingham@waitrose.com) or
know if you have any content or photos you might like uploaded
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